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Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York

  • Services offered
  • Safe Housing
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Fellowships
  • Target demographic
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Emergency assistance
Guidelines of assistance

The human rights defender must currently undertake significant human rights activities. Each applicant should have a clear, realistic, and useful plan for what to achieve during the fellowship, as well as what to achieve upon returning home.


The Centre for Applied Human Rights runs a fellowship for human rights defenders at risk. Since 2008, the center has hosted over 61 defenders from a number of countries, including Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, and Papua New Guinea. During the fellowship, the recipient has the opportunity both to recuperate and develop their skills.

Last updated Jun 04, 2020
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